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Recently

Just recently

I’m amused 

that

I have opportunities

which were not opportunities before

which appeared to be road blocks

obstacles to be knocked

out of the way

off with their heads

But now

somehow

what once was

is

no longer

and so I am faced

with the challenge 

to reinvent myself

in order to meet the challenge

that I never knew

existed

That Spirit

Currently holding

that spirit

of optimism

I found it somewhere

between the front and back of

my skull

not quite in the middle

but always

negotiating

its place

because after all

it is

a spirit

and it does not belong

to me

It knows when I’m happy

motivated by something

outside of myself

and it laughs because

just because

it exists

and my desire for it

comes and goes

sometimes I desire

sadness

or anger in the morning

at the beginning

what should have been

the end of it

and alas

as it is with everything else

that does not

belong to you

to be continued . . . . .

LSAT Blues

I got the LSAT Blues

because I

sat and stood

and ran

and dreamed

and printed

copy

after copy

of pages

of notes

of tests

of tests already taken

and taken

and took them

again

and again

I tried to win

until I got in

but then

they said

oh, sleepy head

go to bed

you can take

the

GRE

because it’s more freeeeeeee

or is it

really? . . .

just because

the LSAT is

no good

that’s my two cents

on luck

is there such a thing as

good luck and

bad luck

for

four hours

yes

a bad 4-hour drive in the rain

losing a loved one and going insane

for four hours

losing a loved one and feeling the pain

for four hours

laying in the sun

while enjoying light rain

for four hours

reading a book

enhancing your brain

four hours

sometimes

you just get lucky

and it doesn’t mean you’re smarter than the unlucky

ones

sometimes you do everything

right and

sometimes you didn’t know you did everything

wrong

finishing is being strong

so finish

and

do it

again

LSAT

 

Sorry

but

I have no

poems for you

today

unless you feel

some poetic justice

from hearing

that I’ve passed

the LSAT

well . . .

we’ll see

Crying is Passion

Crying is

passion

for life

Feeling is through tears

not skin

Feel the pain

the joy

the loss

the happiness

within

Crying is not a sin

Embrace yours

your feelings

just cause

you want to

just cause

you can

let yourself

go

feel free

grieve

remember

explore from the inside

out

don’t forget to shout

go all out

crying

is

passion

for

life